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Updated on Sep 2, 2020. Posted on Oct 16, 2015

25 Halloween Cakes That Will Scare The Shit Out Of You

Warning: graphic baking ahead. Eat at your own risk.

1. Lily Vanilli, London

Owen Richards / Lily Vanilli

Lily from Lily Vanilli uses raspberry and blackberry coulis for her blood, which she says is really tart but also slightly sweet – and always delicious.

2. Blissfully Sweet Cakes, in Putney, Sydney

Blissfully Sweet

Jacki Fanto from Blissfully Sweet tells Buzzfeed, "I find inspiration from fabric, art, tattoos, nature. Anywhere really. I enjoy the process of seeing how these inspirations can be turned into sweet art."

3. Tattooed Bakers, London

Nathan Pask
Nathan Pask

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Andras Bartok / The Tattooed Bakers

More of the Tattooed Bakers' work here.

5. All Mine Patisserie, based near Leeds

Kate Haigh / All Mine Patisserie

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Kate Haigh / All Mine Patisserie

More of All Mine Patisserie's work here.

7. Nevie-Pie Cakes, Hertfordshire

Natasha Collins / neviepiecakes.com
Natasha Collins / neviepiecakes.com

More gory creations from Nevie-Pie Cakes here.

Cake artist Natasha Collins tells Buzzfeed: "People do ask me all the time if I get upset after working on something for a long period of time only to have it eaten and disappear, but for me I take real pleasure in that. It gives me the opportunity to keep creating new works of art. And also I am a baker, I have a desire to feed people tasty cakes and biscuits even if they are wrapped up in gory icing!"

8. Conjurer's Kitchen, Birmingham

Annabel de Vetten / conjurerskitchen.com

Annabel de Vetten from Conjurer's Kitchen tells Buzzfeed: "I think people are fascinated by edible artwork because it can't keep forever and that adds a sense of mystery. Some customers have kept their cakes, but even if they're not consumed they have a limited lifespan."

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Annabel de Vetten / conjurerskitchen.com

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Annabel de Vetten / conjurerskitchen.com

"I know my cakes aren't for everyone, but that's OK, I don't want everyone to like them," adds Annabel. "I feel it makes the cakes/chocolates and the people who buy them less unique."

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Annabel de Vetten / conjurerskitchen.com

To make her cakes' blood look realistic Annabel uses golden syrup with cocoa and food colouring, and sometimes a red wine reduction when it's available.

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Annabel de Vetten / conjurerskitchen.com

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Annabel de Vetten / conjurerskitchen.com

See more Conjurer's Kitchen creations here.

14. Sideserf Cake Studio, Austin, Texas

Natalie Sideserf / Sideserfcakes.com

Natalie from Sideserf Cake Studio gets reference for her creations from hyper-realistic fine art sculptures by the likes of Ron Mueck and Evan Penny. When she makes her gory cakes she looks to special FX make-up artists for inspiration.

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Natalie Sideserf / sideserfcakes.com

When asked what her favourite cake to make was, Natalie told BuzzFeed, "Anything with a face. I really enjoy the challenge of sculpting edible facial features and trying to replicate them best I can."

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Natalie Sideserf / Sideserfcakes.com

More from Sideserf Cake Studio here.

17. Totally Sugar, southwest London

Totally Sugar
Totally Sugar

More of Totally Sugar's work here.

18. Sweet As Sugar, Surrey

Laura Miller / sweetassugarcakes.com

Laura Miller from Sweet as Sugar finds inspiration from paintings and sculptures and things she sees from day to day.

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Laura Miller / sweetassugarcakes.com

Laura, like most of the bakers, is more than happy to see her work be eaten: "It's a feeling of satisfaction, it's actually worse when people want to keep the cake and not cut them."

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Laura Miller / sweetassugarcakes.com
Laura Miller / sweetassugarcakes.com

This cake, titled "The Zombie Mermaid", is Laura's favourite out of the ones she has made so far. She loved the process of carving away at the "flesh" and using different colours to make the skin tones.

21. Rozie Powell, cake decorator for The Tattooed Bakers

Rozie Powell
Rozie Powell

Cake maker Rozie Powell finds most of her inspiration through the movies and television shows she watches. Being a trained model maker for productions, she became obsessed with making her cakes extremely lifelike.

"My favourite cake to make was the big toothy maw (mouth of the Kraken)," she says. "I love a good optical illusion. When I was making the teeth, getting smaller and smaller, it was very exciting to see it all come together and look down into it."

22. Choccywoccydoodah, London

Laura Gallant / Buzzfeed

Choccywoccydoodah offer these chocolate skulls in London and Brighton.

23. Twisted Fondant, Winchester, Hampshire

Twisted Fondant / twistedfondant.co.uk

Sarah Sibley of Twisted Fondant tells BuzzFeed: "People always ask me about the Mango Fly Larvae Removal Cupcakes since they went viral a couple of years ago, but people never seem to actually eat them! Generally by the time they've removed the maggot, squeezed the pus out, they decide they're way too grossed out to eat it! It's such a shame because the mango pus is actually delicious!

"Once I have an idea I usually use Google to find photos as reference to work from. If anyone ever saw my internet history they would think I have serious issues!"

24. Caking It, Beckenham, south London

Sarah King / cakingit.co.uk
Sarah King / cakingit.co.uk

Kate Haigh tells Buzzfeed she uses a lot of chocolate in her cakes. Most of the outsides of the casts are hand-painted white chocolate while the interiors are made with things like ganache cake, various mousses, and caramels.

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Sarah King / cakingit.co.uk
Sarah King / cakingit.co.uk

See more of Caking It's work here.

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